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  • New! Win a Normandy farmhouse weekend

    We’ve joined again with FrenchEntree magazine to offer you the chance to win a weekend in Normandy in early or late Summer 2015. The destination is Le Grand Pont, a restored farmhouse with comfortable bed & breakfast accommodation near Estry, in Calvados cider country.

  • New! Win a week at a Provencal farmhouse gite


    We’ve teamed up again with FrenchEntree magazine to offer you the chance to win a holiday at Mas Berangere, a lovely 18th century stone farmhouse in two acres of gardens with wisteria, lavender and mimosa scenting the air.

    The Mas and three gites are on the edge of the medieval village of Vers Pont du Gard, close to Uzes and are surrounded by vineyards, olive groves and orchards. Owners Philippe and Cathy Plauchut  have renovated these comfortable, stylish holiday homes to preserve their great character and charm and have added private terraces and a swimming pool.

    The competition is to win one week’s stay for two adults and (optionally) two children under twelve in Gite Laurier (travel is not included). Enjoy fabulous views to the Gorge du Gardon from the bedroom and a spacious private shaded terrace with sofas and dining table.

    Enjoy the beaches and canoeing at the River Gardon, just 200 metres away, or take a 2km stroll through the wild herbs of the garrigue to the awe-inspiring Roman aqueduct, the Pont du Gard. Visit the nearby vibrant city of Uzes or go just a little further afield to Nimes, Avignon and Arles. Go wine tasting and buying from excellent, little known local producers.

    See more about Mas Berangereand enter the competition here

  • New! Win a week in sunny Cognac country

    Our latest competition with FrenchEntree magazine offers you the chance to win a week’s stay in June or September for up to four people at Le Manoir de La Foye in sunny Charente Maritime countryside.

    Once a cognac distillery, La Foye now has five charming gites surrounded by gardens with mature trees, a walnut orchard and swimming pool. The lucky winner can choose La Ferme or another gite, depending on preference and availability. (Travel is not included).

    Nick and Chania Coveyduck have renovated their gites to a high standard whilst retaining original charm and atmosphere. Now they enjoy welcoming guests and their aim is to provide year-round comfort and relaxation with a swimming pool, hot tub, shared summer kitchen, laundry room, table tennis and entertainment room. See more photos and details at the link below.

    Visitors to La Foye can visit vineyards and the Forest of Aulnay, explore famous Cognac distilleries, take a day out at Atlantic beaches, charming seaside towns or Green Venice with its maze of ancient canals. They also enjoy savouring the local cognac, Pineau, seafood, cheese and friendly people in this tranquil, unspoilt area.

    To enter the competition, click here to visit the FrenchEntree website.

  • New! Win a week’s stay at a luxurious Normandy Barn


    We’ve teamed up again with FrenchEntree magazine for our latest competition. This time the prize is a week’s stay at a luxury 18th century granite stone barn renovation in Manche, Normandy.

    The barn renovation is in a small, rural hamlet close to the pretty market town of Sourdeval, ideally situated to explore Normandy and regions of Calvados and Brittany. Owner Suzanne Crown has created a spacious, light and airy space for adults only, featuring modern furniture with a French twist and a comfortable, eclectic style.

    Enjoy a King Size bed, an enormous bath and walk-in separate showers, a study nook for internet use and two terraces outside to catch the sun as it rises and sets. There’s a fully fitted and equipped kitchen, large open plan lounge-diner, wood burning stove and under-floor heating throughout.
    See full details here.

    Enjoy Normandy’s famous apple cider and brandy, green pastures, stone houses and delicious cheeses. Explore Mont St Michel, Caen Cathedral, the Bayeux Tapestry, Mortain Cascades and historic, scenic Avranche. Visit the D-Day beaches and local museums to learn more about the history of World War II, or go cycling or walking in the nearby National Park.

    The usual price for a week at the barn in autumn is £495 and the prize can be taken commencing between 5th September and 31st October 2016, subject to availability. Travel is not included. Enter the competition here.

  • Our latest happy competition winners

    The two latest winners have been announced of our competitions with FrenchEntree magazine. We regularly run competitions where one of our fabulous holiday lets is featured full page and readers can win a week in France staying at the property. Watch out for a new one coming up soon!

    Mel B has won a week at Les Bonnets cottage, Domaine de Fumel, a relaxing retreat in the Dordogne. “I can't believe I have won, I am so happy!” exclaimed Mel when we told her the news. “ I haven't been to France for many years and have never visited the particular area near Bergerac, so am really looking forward to seeing the quaint villages. Our first plan is to visit the market on Sunday in the village of Issigiac. We can't wait. It will be my partner’s first holiday abroad in 25 years, and he has never been to France. Thank you so much for your amazing competition!”

    Jan Haldane and her husband will take their prize week at La Petite Maison Devine near Carcassonne. “On a touring and camping trip with teenagers recently, we got lost around Paris and were flooded out of our tent! But we spent a wonderful week in Brittany when first together 35 years ago, so I am looking forward to a more calm, relaxed and warmer trip, and to finding out what all the fuss is about. Everyone I know loves France!

    “We are Canal lovers, and the location is right on the Canal du Midi - so we shall be swimming, walking, cycling and eating some great food I expect.  Also we love to explore old medieval towns and castles, and this location looks perfect for that too. I have bought my husband some conversational French lessons, so he can update his skill!”


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